DUNEDIN The Dunedin Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for business of the year award and the Beatrice Donoghue Delightful Dunedin Awards.
The chamber will honor three businesses in the Dunedin area that have successfully beaten the odds and prospered in their field of endeavor. It is not always the largest or most powerful company that wins. The judges will select finalists based on work ethic, integrity, community involvement and the financial success of the company.
The business of the year awards are given in three categories, small, medium and large.
Nominees for the Business of the Year Award must be a member of the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce. Three Dunedin businesses will be chosen, receive an award and recognition at the chambers annual dinner celebration, Saturday, Oct. 12.
Staying power a substantiated history as an established, locally owned and operated company, with a minimum three years in business.
Employees may include growth, retention, turnover, etc. (What are the reasons behind this trend?).
Business performance an indication of continued growth. (What specifics do you attribute the growth of your company to now and in the future?).
Innovativeness/quality of product or service; illustrations of creativity and imagination of the originator of the business and/or subsequent manager.
Response to adversity examples of problems faced by the business and solutions taken in resolving them.
Evidence of contributions by nominee to aid community oriented projects using his/her personal time or other resources.
Commitment of good business practices Examples include: drug free workplace programs, quality assurance programs, employee retention and customer service standards.
Judging forms are available by calling the chamber at 733-3197 and are due by Sept. 16.
Winners of the The Beatrice Donoghue Delightful Dunedin award, which was first presented in 1966 in memory of Beatrice Donoghue, come from all walks of life and give to the greater community in many ways, some from the business side and others from the social side.
To obtain a form to nominate an individual for the award, call the chamber.
Chamber selling commemorative bricks
DUNEDIN The Dunedin Chamber of Commerce is selling bricks that will be installed in the Century Courtyard of its 100-year-old building as part of plans for an anniversary celebration in October.
Renovation plans include the sale of the commemorative bricks in the first phase of the project, which also includes benches and larger granite stones.
A limited amount of bricks, which are 4 by 8 inches and cost $100 each, are available through the chamber to commemorate or honor a person or occasion.
The cost of the bricks also includes the engraving of up to 20 characters. Granite is also available.